This was a view I have been wanting to paint for awhile now. Took the reference photos on a trip to Filoli in California a few years ago. This was my entry for this weeks DPW Challenge, "Mid-Isms" Supposed to be finding the spot between Impressionism and Expressionism. Not sure if I got that here but I feel like my work is usually more on the Realism side of Impressionism. To move to the other side I let the bold colors stay un-blended and let the "Light" do most of the work of suggesting the scene. The acres of famously well manicured gardens are just to the right side behind the trees but I really liked this wide open view of the house.